Blogalicious 2013 Book Smarts Panel Recap

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This past weekend at Blogalicious, I joined authors Tracy Beckerman (middle above) and Robin O’Bryant to share our knowledge about self-publishing vs traditional publishing how to find an agent how to use your social network to market your book virtual book tour contacting book bloggers and lots more! Our fifty minutes flew by and there […]

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More Traveling & Win Some Books!

Hello lovely readers! As you’re reading this, I’m on an airplane headed to Blogalicious! I’m speaking on a panel with authors Tracy Beckerman and Robin O’Bryant about book publishing and marketing.  I’m also packing a couple of print books and my tablet full of e-galleys to read. Sadly my flight is only 2 hours long […]

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October Book Club Announcement: The Funeral Dress

The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore

October is of my favorite months, not because it’s my birthday month but because I love the fall weather.  It’s the perfect time to curl up with a hot cuppa tea or coffee and a good book. Like our first October book club pick The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore. If you’re looking for a book […]

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Book Review & Giveaway: Reasons Mommy Drinks

Reasons Mommy Drinks Book

When I’m having a rough day with my kids, my friends and I joke that it’s wine o’clock. It’s either that or locking myself in the bathroom (with my smartphone).  The authors of Reasons Mommy Drinks not only empathize with those crazy days but Lyranda Martin Evans and Fiona Stevenson have given us solutions.  In the form […]

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Book Review: The Time in Between

The Time in Between

“A typewriter shattered my destiny.” I once did a brief, informal survey of opening lines in a bookstore. I went up and down the fiction aisles, pulled random books off the shelves, and read the first line. My conclusion: The best opening lines are short. A cliffhanger in one, succinct sentence, before the story even […]

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Giveaway: Thread of Gold Beads by Nike Campbell-Fatoki

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As a fan of historical ficton, it’s refreshing to find novels set in a non-Western country.  Thread of Gold Beads by Nike Campbell-Fatoki takes its readers to 1890s Africa, in the middle of a war: Amelia, daughter of the last independent King of Danhomè, King Gbèhanzin, is the apple of her father’s eye, loved beyond measure […]

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